Auteur: Howard Blum
Terror, Mystery, Movie-making & the crim of the century
The Uncorrected Proof - Not for Sale - version!
On October 1, 1910, an explosion tore through the offices of the Los Angeles Tithes, killing twenty aridlinjuring. dozens of others. Part of a planned assault on one hundred American cities, the attack was dubbed the "crime of the century," and a stunned nation instantly preoccupied itself with guessing the identity Of the perpetrators. hat followed was a seminal episode in America's history, one that would spark a national debate about the limits of individual liberty and draw into the investigation's orbit master sleuth William J: Burns, crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow, and industry-shaping filmmaker D. W. Griffith.
Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a can't-put-it-down thriller and the perception-altering resonance of a story whose reverb,prations,continue even today, American Lightning is sure to enthrall all who read it.